Manitoba is very excited to announce that Emily Potter of Winnipeg has been identified as one of the top 15 female athletes invited back to Toronto to make up the National Cadet 16U National Team Training Squad.  The group of 15 will continue their training in Toronto in early June with the final 12 being selected from the base of 15 to represent Canada at the FIBA America's World Championship Qualifier's in Merida, Mexico June 14-18.  Earlier in April, Emily was formally invited by Canada Basketball to attend a National Cadet Team Identification Camp in Toronto.  Emily, a 6'4 grade 10 student from Glenlawn Collegiate, was identified out of the Manitoba Provincial Team and Canada Basketball Centre for Performance Program hosted by Basketball Manitoba this past year.


I learned so much about basketball in those five days but also about myself. I am so happy I am Manitoban and was able to represent Manitoba as the only one there, as most of the girls were from Ontario and British Columbia. I have had so many great coaches that have helped me get to where I am, and have had so many great opportunities starting with this U17 provincial team! The National Team Identification Camp was such an incredible experience that I am so thankful to have!  Emily Potter

Basketball Manitoba's Technical Director, Dan Becker, commented, "We are very proud of Emily and know she will be a great ambassador for our province in the national team system!".  

Tanya McKay, the 17U Manitoba Provincial Team coach added, "This is a very exciting opportunity for her to be acknowledged and recognized at the National level!  With her size, abilities and potential, this very well deserved!"  

Basketball Manitoba and Canada Basketball is pleased to support Emily with this opportunity by covering all costs related to the Toronto camps.  The camps are offered by invite only and bring together the top 24 athletes, 17 years of age and under to vie for a spot on Canada's National Cadet Team.  The Cadette National team will compete in Mexico June 14-18, 2011 at the FIBA Americas U16 World Qualifying Championship.

Emily will continue to compete this summer as well for Manitoba on the 17U Provincial Basketball Team as they prepare to host the Female National Championships in Winnipeg on August 1-6, 2011 at the University of Manitoba. 

Emily Potter Biography (2010)



Manitoba Provincial Team





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